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Nov 10, 2012 9:00am PST
select artificial trees. ♪ ♪ >>> head lives making news on the west coast in california the oakland tribune has a front page article titled "shock at exit of cia's leader." it's one of many paperers that put the resignation of general petraeus on their front pages. the seattle times "governor elect jay inches lee let's get to work." and the press telegram in long beach, california has the story "you're fired" with an article on the lakers dismissal of second year coach mike brown. in this week's office politics, the "washington post's" pulitzer prize winning column eugene robinson. we talked about the election night speeches and how president can better reach across the aisle in his second term. i talked to him about his election takeaway. >> the big takeaway from me, this is the america of today. the voters who really turned out and turned out enthusiastically, the electorate was a different electorate from that which the republicans expected. it was the electorate of the new america. more minorities, especially more latinos. women came out. we knew women would come out in large nu
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2012 8:00am PST
, democrat from california. senator, it is great to have you with me this morning. >> thank you. >> just for everybody that's watching, i want to break down what the proposal is from the president that was offered yesterday. $1.6 trillion in tax cuts. $400 billion in cuts to medicare and other entitlement programs. $50 billion additional in stimulus spending. no real structural reform to entitlement programs. no spending cuts. instead, stimulus spending. obviously, the president knew that this would be an unacceptable first offer. so what is the end game here? where is the president's bottom line? >> listen, this is a negotiation. it isn't about the president's bottom line or my bottom line or yours. it's a negotiation. and the sad part is, that the administration, the president, has laid down an offer. there's several things in there we know the republicans like, and yet they refuse to lay down an offer. all they do is come out, and mitch mcconnell laughs, and boehner says it's terrible. there's a fiscal cliff, and this offer isn't good. show me the money, folks. you have the power. you
MSNBC
Nov 8, 2012 3:00pm PST
-women, anti-voting laws first began? well, voters shut that down too. california and illinois now have democratic super-majorities in both chambers. democrats flipped both chambers in maine. republicans lost their super majorities in arizona, and democrats claimed new majorities and statehouses in colorado, minnesota and new hampshire. americans stood up for progress, and that's what elections are all about. >> that's why we do this. that's what politics can be. that's why elections matter. it's not small, it's big. >> this election was big. it signaled that the reagan view of government and politics is fading into the past. we are more diverse, hopeful nation, and viewers voted that way on tuesday. >>> joining me now is richard wolffe, vice president and executive editor of msnbc.com, and alicia menendez, host and producer of huff post live. thank you both for being here. >> let any go to you, do you agree that republicans' loss tuesday went way beyond? >> yes, they lost on the positioning, the branding of the party f and, you know, you can look at it state by state, look at it issue
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2012 11:00am PST
is the challenge to california's proposition 8, the voter approved measure that was passed in 2008 that ended gay marriage in california. two lower courts have said it's unconstitutional and we're waiting to see if the supreme court will take that case, as well. we should know as you say any minute. >> let's go back to the defense of marriage act here because this is especially interesting considering the president of course earlier this year came out in support of same-sex marriage and orders eric holder not to defend doma in court. who is going to defend doma before the high court? >> it's actually already happened because in the federal appeals courts when the justice department said it couldn't anymore defend a law because it concluded it was unconstitutional, house republicans stepped into carry on the legal battle and they are already here in the supreme court asking the court to take these cases. so they would defend the law. >> pete williams our man at the supreme court and we should note if there is a development here during this hour, of course pete will come back and we'll break it liv
MSNBC
Nov 7, 2012 2:00pm PST
home state of california in a three-way race, won by james buchanan. well, romney also lost the way, state that he was born in, michigan, plus california where he owns homes. we'll be right back. ♪ [ birds chirping ] are you sure you can fit in there? ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] around view monitor with bird's-eye view. nice work. [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new nissan pathfinder. it's our most innovative pathfinder ever. niss. tion that excites. ♪ but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, 3 which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td amer
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
was the republican candidate. he won only about 19% of his home state of california in a three-way race won by james buchanan. well, romney also lost the state he was in born in michigan, lost new hampshire, and california, where he owns homes. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." in a series of hard-fought races, democrats kept control of the u.s. senate last night, despite ample opportunities for republicans to pick up seats. and today, two more races have been called for democrats. nbc news can project that incumbent senator jon tester of montana has won re-election. and in north dakota, heidi heightkamp is the apparent winner in her race against rick berg. and that brings the democrats' edge to 53 seats to the republican's 45. but there are really two other incumbents who will be, in effect, democrats in the next united states senate, giving them a 55-45 edge. u.s. congressman, now senator-elect, joe donnelly, won richard lugar's seat in indiana last night, defeating state treasurer, richard mourdock. he joins me now. well, mr. donnelly, congressman, i am so impressed, you gave u
MSNBC
Nov 20, 2012 8:00am PST
at home and around the world. joining me now, though, is democratic congresswoman karen bass of california, a member of the house foreign affairs committee. she is among the democrats including president obama who have been defending ambassador rice. congresswoman, it's great to have you here. you are among a dozen democratic female members of the house who held a news conference last friday saying the criticism of ambassador rice smacks of sexism and racism. this letter that has come out now with 97 seconds on it of house members does include female elected leaders. it also does include minority elected leaders. why do you feel that it smacks of sexism and/or racism? >> first of all, thomas, let me begin by offering my condolences to the families, because they're going through their first holiday season without their family members and yet their family members are being used as a political football and i am very saddened by that. i have to tell you that, you know, we have many house democrats who are signing a letter, within 4 hours close to 60 democrats who signed a letter in support of
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2012 10:00pm PST
college in california, and pomona college has a thing for the number 47. they believe the number 47 holds the secret to the universe. they love it. they put it everywhere. they look for it everywhere. they see it everywhere. pomona magazine, the official magazine of pomona college wrote, quote, you might call pomona's link to the deep structure of the union years. the organ case has 47 pipes or the traditional motto, our tribute to christian civilization has 47 characters. did you know that at the time of pomona's first graduating class in 1984 there were 47 students enrolled and if you want to go deeper into the mystery, did you notice the last two digits equal 47 times 2? the article goes on like that for another 2,000 words. you know who else thought the number 47 kind of explained it all? >> 47% of the people who vote for the president obama no matter what. 47% who are with him who are satisfied with government and believe they are victims and government has the responsibility to care for them and believe that they're entitled to health care, food, housing, to you name it. these are p
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2012 3:00am PST
me take you into it. this morning, by far the worst weather all through california. i just read something that at some of the highest elevations in the mountains in california could get up to 100 inches of snow. 100 inches of snow over the next three to four days. crazy. it's raining hard this morning in san francisco to sacramento. san francisco, it's going to be a rainy three days. another big storm coming in saturday afternoon, saturday night. it's going to rain through sunday. you get a break monday, then another storm on tuesday. we have a lot of flooding concerns in the rivers in california in the days ahead. let me take you through the forecast as we go at it. this huge storm in the west, it's not going to move across the country. it's just going to stall out. if you're anywhere from denver to the east coast, don't expect a lot of wet weather this weekend. it should mostly be dry. and notice the temperatures. they're warming up in the middle of the country, and that will head east as we go throughout the weekend. so your friday forecast, really no airport concerns out the
MSNBC
Nov 11, 2012 9:00am PST
. >> it renders you speechless. thank you very much. >>> west coast headlines are next with california's riskiest step yet to find global warming. plus for many the president's health care plan, are states ready and when might you feel the effects? i'll speak to joe sestak after this break. ♪ [ male announcer ] the way it moves. the way it cleans. everything about the oral-b power brush is simply revolutionary. oral-b power brushes oscillate, rotate and even pulsate to gently loosen and break up that sticky plaque with more brush movements than manual brushes and even up to 50% more than leading sonic technology brushes for a superior clean. oral-b power brushes. go to oralb.com for the latest offers. >>> some headlines making news out on the west coast. in arizona, the dispatch has the front page story obama captures florida, about how the president won the state's electoral votes. t and cap and trade comes to state. and the daily news has a story on how wedding plans are blossoming after the passage of a referendum that made same-sex marriage legal. today is veterans day and the president lai
MSNBC
Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
of california in a three-way race won by james buchanan. well, romney also lost the state he was in born in michigan, lost new hampshire, and california, where he owns homes. we'll be right back. hey. hey eddie. i brought your stuff. you don't have to do this. yes i do. i want you to keep this. it'd be weird. take care. you too. so how did it go? he's upset. [ male announcer ] spend less time at gas stations with best in class fuel economy. it's our most innovative altima ever. now get a $199 per month lease on a 2013 nissan altima. ♪ you walk into a conventional mattress store, it's really not about you. we have so much technology in our store to really show the customers what's going on with their bodies. this is your body there. you can see a little more pressure in the shoulders and in the hips. ... now you can feel what happens as we raise your sleep number setting and allow the bed to contour to your individual shape. oh, wow. that feels really good. at sleep number we've created a collection of innovations dedicated to individualizing your comfort. the sleep number collection, d
MSNBC
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
is going to do. if he caucuses with the democrats, they'll have 55 seats in the house. in california's 36th district, republican congresswoman mary bono mack will not be returning to the hill. julia brownley wins the district 26 race. in michigan's first district, dan benishek is declared. republican. 100% reported in arizona's second district, gabby giffords' former seat, though it had had been redriked, democratic congressman ron barber is trailing by about 400 votes but no call there. in arizona's 9th district, 125 vote there. in california, lungren is trailing by less than 200 votes. in florida's 18th district, 100% of the vote is in. republican congressman allen west is trailing. seems a little bit too much to overcome. 2,500 votes. he's demanding a recount. you do wonder what happens if the florida presidential has to go in that direction. i'll explain that in a few minutes. north carolina, district 7, 100% in. the democrat incumbent there is in the lead but it is only 500 votes. there will be a runoff in louisiana's third dwikt between two republicans. >>> two races still too close t
MSNBC
Nov 8, 2012 10:00am PST
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MSNBC
Nov 9, 2012 2:00pm PST
california, mayor, you know, i thought this race -- i'm going to say -- it was like the west greenwich village got the vote for figure. same-sex marriage, marijuana, raise taxes to pay for education. this is the most liberal electorate i have seen out there since lbj's day. your thoughts quickly on what happened tuesday. >> well, i think that what happened tuesday is the republican party literally gave it away. they have within obviously succumbing to whatever was required from the tea party for so long that they have gotten out of step with who the people are, what the people care about, and why the people would be motivated to vote. they didn't do a job of selling the republican party with anything anybody could support. >> okay. what's the suppression thing? we all know usually historically suppression means usually directed at the minority vote. we will make it difficult for you to vote. we will -- what do we call it? i can't remember the old terms. you had to pay to vote. >> pay to vote. >> poll tax. and what they call literacy test, some question in greek. some incredibly complic
MSNBC
Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
that at some point i would like 0 to get back to california. panetta is likely to stay in the post through the budget negotiations and possibly through the spring when they do the next round of budgets. so does that mean he's willing to stay in the pentagon for four more years? for the pool report, panetta told reporters, quote, who the hell knows? my experience in washington is you'd better do this day-to-day. as we reported friday, one of the candidates for panetta's job, when he does go, is actually senator john kerry who is being considered for defense essentially as a consolation prize if he does not get the state department job which is what he truly covets because the assumption right now is, and there's a lot of support for her inside the white house, the president will nominate susan rice to succeed hillary clinton instead. but if rice does get nominated she could have a pretty big confirmation battle on her hands. many republicans, including a guy like south carolina senator lindsey graham who normally ends up confirming a lot of the president's appointments, did in the first ter
MSNBC
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
in our state delegations and across the country. i'm very proud that in california our delegation of democrats is a majority of women, not even counting our two senators, senator feinstein and senator boxer so women are empowered in california. i'm also want to acknowledge that although our numbers are great here, two of our colleagues have gone on to the senate, senator-elect tammy baldwin and we're very proud of that. [ applause ] senator-elect macy hirano, only the second woman of color to serve in the senate. that's pretty exciting and unfortunately we won't have kathy hochul and betty sutton in this next congress, but the future is soon and coming upon us and we know they will be making a great public contribution. so here we are in the past week since the election, we're still finishing up some of our campaigns, we're very proud of the success as i said yesterday and as you see here today. why is it important for us to make this statement of the strength of women in the congress of the united states? of the house democratic women? because this is where the hopes and dreams o
MSNBC
Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm PST
, congressman from california. they both gave thifr interpretations. peter king said petraeus said he didn't know who are on when the cia intelligence talking points were edited, and shift said that petraeus said that the reason they were edited was to protect classified information. now, i talked to a former cia counterintelligence official today who said that both of those aassessessments can't rea live in the same word, so maybe there's some misinterpretation of what petraeus said. you can't believe on the one hand petraeus didn't know why the talking points were edited and on the other he had a perfectly good explanation for why the points were edited. make we'll get more on that. i think that we have a deeper understanding here after today about why david petraeus so badly want upped to come out and set the record straight. he didn't want on record that cia intelligence was bad and that was the reason. so that "wall street journal" report we saw yesterday talking about petraeus in his final days at the cia really wanting to come out and talk publicly. we have a greater sense of why th
MSNBC
Nov 17, 2012 4:00am PST
. it's moving onshore. heavy rain at that, through california. and actually a series of storms will bring days and days of rain with several inches of rain each day possible through the west coast. but look at the eastern half of the country, from the plains, all the way down into the southeast, up to the northeast, we are looking for a good deal of sunshine. but a closer look at some of the rain across san francisco, moving up into northern california. we will see pockets of heavy rain, and also some mountain snow. we could see several inches of mountain snow out that way through the course of the weekend, and into early next week. but across the east coast, we are going to see a lot of sunshine, temperatures topping out in the lower 50s, and then for your sunday forecast, basically a carbon copy of today, still pretty nice across the eastern half of the country, and still dealing with more heavy rains out west. alex? >> okay, dylan dreyer, many thanks for that. >>> beating the deadline. new confidence in washington about reaching a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. al
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
and racist. standing right behind her was my next guest, california democratic congresswoman karen bass, who is also a member of the budget and foreign affairs committee. nice enough to wake up this early for us. good morning to you. >> thank you. thanks for having me on. good morning to you as well. >> obviously there is a lot being talked about with susan rice. 97 colleagues wrote a letter to president obama urging him not necessarily to push her nomination forward if it were to come up for secretary of state. do you think that that letter is based on racism and sexism? >> i think there are multiple issues and probably not. and i do think the letter is interesting. we started circulating a letter, too, and within 24 hours got over 60 signatures. and when we get started again, i know we can go above that. it makes no sense to have signature gathering wars from the house when we have no say over the nomination but, you know, i think about it this way. our ambassador who is still the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. is in the middle of dealing with the gaza crisis, the crisis in syria, the crisis
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
, california striking down their three-strikes law. that says let's not have nonviolent drug offenders go away to jail for a long time. judges and police say this is a losing battle. let's move towards treatment and decriminalization and treat it like alcohol rather than prohibition and criminalization. we have a mexican president saying, hey, let's look at a different way to treat this thing. let's talk about what he recently said. in favor of opening a new debate in the strategy in the way we fight drug traffickings. it's clear after several decades we have more drug consumption, drug use, drug trafficking. things are not working. a change in the drug policy would have a massive impact on the economy and on crime in both north america and throughout south america, and would lead the way and open the path toward a more humane immigration policy and people in america accepting them. >> i think you're right. it's been interesting. as things have moved politically in terms of the war on drugs, we've also, of course, seen after this election potential movement on comprehensive immigration reform.
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2012 2:30am PST
coast. we're still getting drenched. this huge storm will be impacting california, oregon and washington state over the weekend. we're still expecting another couple inches of rain, gusty winds, high waves. this is one of their bigger storms they'll probably see as they go through their rainy sto season. now for the good news, we're turning the corner on this cold spell. the warm air building in the middle of the country. beautiful last day of november, denver, kansas city through texas and eventually as we go throughout the next three days, some of this will work its way towards the east coast. and look at by sunday, we should be near 60 degrees in d.c., upper 50s, new york city. we're going to be dry everywhere east of the rockies this weekend. so it looks like, joe, if you have your pick of your days, i think east coast sunday looks for very nice to get outdoors and enjoy a nice warm start to december. >> he will plan on it. thank you so much, bill. greatly appreciate it. >>> now let's turn to sports. >> all right. >> you know, earlier this month, drew brees and the saints handed the
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 3:00am PST
of california, oregon, towards washington state. we really could get nailed. this could be one of the bigger rain events of the season or maybe the year for northern california. that little dark area between crescent city and redding is estimated rainfall totals up to six to eight inches. that's significant stuff. we could have flooding concerns on the rivers in the days ahead. if you're traveling anywhere in the middle of the country, beautiful weather. look how nice that is, denver, kansas city, st. louis, oklahoma city down to texas. florida still one of the warmer spots. still a little cold in areas of the northern plains. overall, it's a lot better than it was. it's a lot warmer, too. you're watching "morning joe," everyone. we'll be back soon. we're brewed by starbucks. of washington about the future of medicare and social security. anncr: but you deserve straight talk about the options on the... table and what they mean for you and your family. ancr: aarp is cutting through all the political spin. because for our 37 million members, only one word counts. get the facts at earnedasay.or
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Nov 29, 2012 10:00am PST
the time they were little boys in southern california. they decided they were going to skip this season, an entire nfl season. andrea, the life of a normal nfl career is only about 3 1/2 years. they were willing to skip this whole season to make their pi pilgrimage to mecca. they are -- i've met a lot of athletes from a lot of different sports. i've never met guys willing to do what they did this season. >> i was fascinated by what they had to say about the role of women in islam. this is really -- we'll all be watching "rock center" continue. mary carillo, thank you so much. don't miss "leap of faith" tonight on "rock center" with brian williams at 10:00/9:00 central on your nbc station. >>> an online sensation. an arizona tourist's photo captured the moment. officer lawrence di primeaux said he saw the man freezing. the officer says he will keep the receipt in his vest to remind himself sometimes others, indeed, have it worse. wasn't my daughter's black bean soup spectacular? [ man thinking ] oh, this gas. those antacids aren't working. oh no, not that, not here! [ male announcer ] an
MSNBC
Nov 7, 2012 8:00am PST
that despite her winning another term nancy pelosi of california may be planning to step down. began when pelosi moved to 5th. where do these z new players fit in the balance of power and why it matter? contributor jimmy williams is here to break it down for us. my man who was with me through the night for theright. so elizabeth warren a big emotional win for the democrats getting back that seathat was teddy kennedy's for so long. what does the new leadership role mean? >> understand how the senate works. when a freshman senator comes leadership role. they may have a symbolish role. taking the seat back -- being against the banks. which is the new financial protection bureau. >> certainly, will the the senate. most freshman senators when they come in they sit back on the backhes. they sit down they listen they come up with anr it be immigration and taxes or whatever it is. and they learn as much as they can. and they give speeches when needed. and they keep quiet. that's what freshman senators usually do. in the mold of a hillary clinton, in the mold of certain senators
MSNBC
Nov 7, 2012 9:00am PST
to suburban voters and was not afraid to go to california, african-american neighborhoods and cleveland hispanic be neighborhoods. i think that person would do well for the republican party. >> it's the republican bill clinton of 1990/ '91. >> whose role we have not talked about in this break. >> in a web extra. >> web extra. halperin be volunteering to do a web extra. america just heard that. web extra on bill clinton. >>> coming up americans once again select a democratic-controlled white house and senate while republicans retain the house. is the real winner gridlock? ways to unite these divided states just ahead on "now." [ female announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. in america today we're running out of a vital resource we need to compete on the global stage. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00am PST
congresswoman karen bass from california, "the daily beast" zachary karabell and michael tomasky. he predicted a gop freak o-out romney lost. what will he say tomorrow? "the cycle" is up next. us d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. >>> it is thursday, november 8th, and you're in "the cycle." what will washington do about taxes and spending cuts? >> i'm krystal ball. let the countdown again, 73 days until the inauguration. come on, nobody can replace hillary. >> amen. i'm toure, i'm not crazy about the cops, but i believe the police. what a great band. i'm excited. we'll have one from
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
of california. there's a lot of news out there. we have a lot to cover. first, congressman larson, about this barn storming tour that is being suggested that the president might do. will this put pressure on lawmakers? would public pressure make a difference at this point? >> well, i think it's important that the president be out there and i think it would only enhance the opportunity for us coming to solutions. when the american public wants to see is a congress working toward solutions that will put them back to work. and ed, you have emphasized this over and over again on your show. job creation equals deficit reduction. so putting -- this is something that everyone can agree on in the congress. they wouldn't even take up the president's bill. let's take up the job creation bill. let's signal to the american public and the the entire world that this nation is going back to work and we know that lowering that unemployment rate will drop the deficit and produce a better society. and also with regard to taxes. we have a clear path forward here. everybody again agrees that the middle clas
MSNBC
Nov 13, 2012 12:00am PST
have drawn massive protests from california to washington, d.c. for years. and the republican party has made its position very clear and forced the borders and flat out killed the dream act. republicans spelled out their anti-immigration position on their platform. tough talk on immigration appeals to the base. listen to the way romney talked about immigrants during his campaign. >> almost half the jobs created in texas were created for illegal aliens. sanctuary cities. giving tuition breaks to the kids of illegal aliens. four years of college, $100,000 discount if you're an illegal alien. i'm running for office. i can't have illegals. >> imagine what those words sounded like to latinos. now republicans are scrambling to change their tone. all of a sudden, they are saying, we have to evolve on immigration. senators john mccain and lindsey graham want to work on reform. john boehner wants to find common ground. and even sean hannity is trying to shift to the middle. >> we have to get rid of the immigration issue all together. it's simple. you control the border first. you create a pathwa
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Nov 26, 2012 8:00am PST
to california's proposition 8. the high court's rule follows election day victories in four states for same-sex marriages. activists are trying to keep up that momentum. they're going ahead, looking at seven more states they believe they can legalize the issue in by 2014. their effort also include ace powerful new tv ad from the human rights campaign. it is narrated by a familiar voice. this is oscar-winning actor morgan freeman. >> america stands at the dawn of a new day. freedom, justice and human dignity have always guided our journey toward a more perfect union. now across our country, we are standing together for the right of gay and lesbian americans to marry the person they love. >> joining me now, the hrc's d.c. president, chad griffin. chad, good morning to you, first of all. >> good morning. >> you told "the new york times" this video isn't meant to be interpreted as some sort of victory lap for lgbt rights, through there has to be a sense of achievement given recent electoral victories. >> there is no question this is historic when it comes to marriage equality. we saw the first
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Nov 26, 2012 11:00am PST
sales tax for the first time. residents in california, texas, and pennsylvania, are now being automatically being charged state sales tax at amazon and other retail sites. by 2014 at least five more states will also begin require ing online tax. only time will tell if the new taxes will hurt online sales. on this cyber monday sales are already up 21% over last year and analysts expect americans will spend $1.5 million by the end of today. you're at the largest amazon fulfillment center in the country. it looks pretty calm for the cyber monday we all talked about, diana. >> oh, tamron, it's buzzing here if you take a look behind me. it really is jamming with people putting stuff into boxes and putting them on the shelves. but let's talk about that sales tax issue. i talked to the team here. they said they have an overall federal solution and they, too, are hoping something can work its way through congress that everybody can agree on. let's get back to cyber monday. today's the biggest day of the year for them here and the reason why is because it's the day that the largest amo
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Nov 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
of california berkeley. joy, are you feeling sorry for grover norquist yet? >> immensely. he's such a lonelily l man. the senate is gone. enough republican senators have signal they're going to play bah ball. this is about the house of representatives and really for john boehner, everything changes in a good way for him. if we go off the curb or the cliff on january 1st, he won't be dealing with that tea party caucus and that's the bee in his bonnet that doesn't want to make a deal and by the way, a lot of them are are out the door. so greg's reporting is interesting because it signals that the white house has a public posture in which they say no, we dare not go off the cliff but we're going to get those tax rates increased and the reporting i've done tonight is that there's going to be additional meetings. this was the private version of the public meetings they did last week. now, they've been doing them in private and these are white house economic staff. people who do the policy piece. briefing folks on what they plan to do, so i think if somebody from that meeting who should have talked, b
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Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
the mexican mafia is operating in northern california. are there serious indications that they are and what are the chances we'll see more drug violence here in the u.s.? >> no, i don't think that there are of-that the mexican mafia is this a huge way involved in drug distribution at a local level inside the united states. i think one thing to keep in mind, the general talks about adolescent drug use numbers, but the numbers for overall drug use in particular for overall chronic drug use are down pretty dramatically over the last decade and a half. if you look at the numbers for cocaine, for example, according to the national household survey, we have half the number of chronic cocaine users that we did just six years ago. that's astonishing. so i think in the long run, what we're talking about is a market for drugs in the united states, particularly hard drugs, that is diminishing. and i think what you will see and that what we've already seen in the long arc since the crack epidemic is a decline in the violence that accompanies that. now, south of the border is a little bit of a different
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Nov 29, 2012 12:00pm PST
those. california reformed its three strikes law which had sent millions of monoviol nonviolent users to jails for decades. it's dawning on voters, judges cops, politicians that imprisoning people doesn't work. after all the billions spent and the millions of arrests and incarcerated people, drugs remain cheap, potent and easily purchased and the financial and spiritual cost of imprisoning more people than any other nation in the world is not sustainable. our next guest wrote a great new york magazine cover story about the future of the war on druks titled "the truce on drugs." we can only hope. benjamin wallace wells, ho aw a you, sir? >> i'm great. >> i'm thrilled by the movement away from prohibition. not because i want to get high. not because there's people who want to get high and can't because it's illegal, that's certainly not the case. but because it does not work when we treat marijuana differently from alcohol. is that correct? >> i think that is correct. one of the things you've seen just in the last five years is a movement of the position that the war on drugs has failed
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Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
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Nov 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
of california voted to raise taxes to pay for education and all the pro-gay marriage decisions and pro-marijuana decisions. the country voted very liberal this time. i was surprised by that and i don't quite get it yet. but this country is much more liberal than people thought it was. steve mcmahon, bad news for you, rick tyler. good news for you. up next, what happened to the moderates in the republican party, the so-called -- i grew up with them -- the eisenhower republicans? this is "hardball," the place for politics. troducing the new dell xps 12. part of a whole new line of tablets from dell. it's changing the conversation. ♪ now's a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs? and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-po
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Nov 8, 2012 3:00am PST
in southern california. >> what did haley barbour say about jim jeffords in vermont? >> again, during this presidential process when i was asking olympia snowe or asking a candidate about olympia snowe, are you glad she's in your party? he wouldn't answer. >> right. >> and then we asked haley who said, "hell, yeah. i'm glad olympia snowe is in our party and i wish jim jeffords was, too." even on his most liberal day, jim jeffords was going to get elected more than anybody in vermont. >> do you think -- what's the time frame here? is it that the republican party has perhaps a year and a half to sort of figure out what direction they're going to head in? a year and a half before the leaders of the republican party go to the front window of the club that they belong to, open up the drapes and look out on main street and see the reality of life in america today? >> this happens all the time. i mean, i remember getting elected in 1994. you know, "u.s. news & world report" had a cover talking about the end of the democratic party. you remember 1980. >> yeah, yeah. >> people were saying the
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am PST
in congressman adam schiff, a blue dog democrat from california. congratulations on your election and re-election. it's good to see you. let me ask you about the fiscal cliff. are you encouraged by what you heard from john boehner? >> i'm encouraged. i don't think there's any way we can go over the cliff. we can't afford to. i am encouraged by what i heard the speaker said. the only thing that struck me funny in how he expressed himself is in talking about this being the president's moment, that this was basically his responsibility. this is a shared responsibility, both house and senate leadership and the white house are going to have to come together. both parties are going to have to come together. these problems are simply too large for either party to solve alone. plainly, that's what the country wants us to do. >> you heard one of the things that speaker boehner did was he shot shouted out to the president this is your moment. let me read to you what gale collins said today. "in the past when these things came up, the president's failing was his inability to hide his contempt for m
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Nov 8, 2012 1:00pm PST
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Nov 8, 2012 2:00pm PST
of the fact just the whole women's thing and the way women now tend to be democrats. you see it in california. we have two senators who are women in washington state and new york, of course, you have a woman senator now and in the northeast. in fact, i think you've got 17 democratic women now, right? >> well, we do. we have -- we're going to have 20 women senators, which is incredible. the american public in this election, chris, sent us a binder full of women, and so we're excited to have this many women in the senate, and the women, as you know, are a cordial bunch across party lines. we have dinner every other month in the strom thur mon monday room which is somewhat ironic. >> no, he liked women. i understand he liked women. ja let's not go there, chris. but in any case i think what we know is that the american public wanted to see more problem solvers after this incredibly polarized election season. women tend to be problem solvers and i think that helped us as well as some of the messages that we were seeing from the other side. >> well, on that point -- >> this is a great opportunity f
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Nov 9, 2012 9:00am PST
come from? employees of the university of california. wells fargo, the only bank on the list of top 20 contributors came in at number 19. compare that to 2008, when wall street overwhelmingly supported the president, with employees of goldman sachs contributing more than $1 million to team obama. but new financial regulations and the president's frank talk about the excesses of wall street bruised some egos along the way. >> i would call myself a barely democrat at this point. i've gotten disturbed at some of the democrats' anti-business behavior, the sentiment, the attacks on work ethic and successful people and i think it's very counter productive. >> go back to the attacks on work ethic. wall street finds itself in an awkward position, according to the "times", quote, starting over with the obama white house will not be easy. one senior wall street lawyer who spoke on the condition of anonymity said wall street made a bad mistake in pushing so hard for mr. romney. they are going to pay a price, he said, it will sofltsen over time but there will be a price. jeff, as a white house den
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Nov 9, 2012 10:00am PST
go back to california. others are expected to transition out. hillary clinton most notably. and then we talk about who will succeed hillary clinton. susan rice is a very strong defender. he we heard senator john kerry would be very interested in that position, if he won that sweepstakes. susan page, thank you so much for joining us and chris alissa as well as and mark halpern and andrew ross sorkin. a busy news day and we talk about the fiscal cliff and that summit next week as well. that does it for this week, a busy, very historic week in politics for this edition of "andrea mitchell reports." "news nation" with tamron hall is next. [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. >>> i'm tamron hall. the "news nation" is following two big breaks news stories right now. first, the president making his first official comments after being re-elected saying
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00am PST
in congressman karen bass from california. let me talk with you about the climate. speaker boehner seemed a bit more willing to at least discuss and put things on the table that maybe were not there before specifically tax revenues. what is your feeling or sense as congressional leaders prepare to meet with the president per his invitation at the white house? >> i was encouraged by his tone. i thought his stone signaled compromise, however the devil is in the details. so he said he was open to revenue being increased through tax reform but tax reform is extremely complicated and the fiscal cliff goes off at the end of december. we have to figure out what we'll do. the president and i would love to see tax reform but what will we do in the mean time? the president said we need to extend the tax cuts for the middle class immediately, because that impacts 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses. so i think that's the action that we need to take immediately, and i'm hoping with boehner's tone that he would aagree to that. >> we have a comment from senator marco rubio. obvious
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Nov 10, 2012 4:00am PST
, and you even have california senator dianne feinstein saying that she wishes the president had not accepted his resignation? >> there's still more we don't know about what happened than what we do know. for one thing, we don't know why the president felt he had to accept it. clearly was a lot of support for david petraeus on capitol hill. and in the executive branch. anyone who is that big a superstar, anyone who's that prominent is going to have a few detractors. david petraeus, both at the pentagon and as cia director had been seen as someone extraordinarily talented. senator feinstein has said since the resignation she really thought his command of the intelligence was second to none. and while we're farther away from 9/11, obviously, every day, people still feel within the executive branch and in the intelligence world, the intelligence communities on capitol hill that we have to have a full-court, all-out effort to deal with threats around the world and general petraeus has been, for a long time, a central part of that. >> you have to wonder about the timing here. i mean,
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
there are democrats packed into democratic districts and a handful of districts in california where there wasn't even a republican nominee. overall, i don't think people voted for more gridlock, they voted for people working together. have working government, not divided government. >> how many house republicans believe what he believes versus -- >> probably at least half the caucus. >> that's going to be the challenge for the fiscal cliff. trivia time, in honor of veterans day, we ask, when congress declared armistice day a federal holiday, how many states were already officially commemorating the day? it's a trick question. it was 48. the other four states made it a holiday by gubernatorial action. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? at legalzoom, we've created a better place to handle your legal needs. maybe you have questions about incorporating a business you'd like to start. or questions about protecting your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like to find the right attorney to help guide you along, answer any questions and offer advice. with
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00am PST
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm PST
't duplicate that with the best hollywood budget. i grew up in l.a. and moved to northern california and got a job logging and started to look around. eventually tv people came up there, and i was working behind the camera. the site was hard to find. dude, you should be in front of the camera. >> how many encounterers have had? >> encounters? dozens. like when they're around, you can hear them and smell them. i haven't smelled that much, but i've seen them a handful of times. i had one daylight sighting, i saw half lean out behind the tree for a half second and it was gone. >> if you're like me, i put myself in the skeptic category, although i want to believe and i would love to see evidence myself of bigfoot. i'm into it. but on the one hand you think, god, there's so many sightings and so many different continents and countries and states. how can all of those people be wrong or lying? on the other hand, where's the body? i want to see the body. what is your most conclusive evidence to me for why sasquatch exists? >> there's a big dna study going on right now. they mapped the genome, and t
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